Finance Deputy Minister Miles Sampa says there is no cause for worry over the Kwacha’s recent ten per cent depreciation because the economic environment remains favorable.
And Mr Sampa has described the country’s first quarter economic growth pegged at six per cent as impressive.
He was speaking in an interview with ZNBC news in Lusaka on Sunday.
The Kwacha has reached its lowest ebb this year trading at 5400 Kwacha against the U.S dollar.
And Government has not banned the importation of various items meant for the production of chickens and other livestock.
Agriculture and Livestock Permanent Secretary David Shamulenge says the ban on importation is strictly on processed and unprocessed chickens.
Dr Shamulenge says the ban does not cover the importation of breeding stocks, veterinary equipment, materials, vaccines and drugs.
He has urged all stakeholders in the agriculture sector to always consult his ministry for guidance whenever they intend to export or import agricultural products.
Dr Shamulenge was speaking to ZNBC news in Lusaka on Sunday.
There has been misinterpretation and misinformation over the recent statement by Agriculture Minister Emmanuel Chenda on the ban on importation of chickens into the country.